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Old 10-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #15
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We've had our 07 Interstate (built on an 06 Sprinter with the 5 cyl engine) for 3+ years and have put on about 40k miles. Love it and so far no problems. We live in the Pacific Northwest and have driven across country and back twice and many shorter trips -- the perfect way to go. Have done oil changes of course, changed the transmission fluid, put 4 Michelins on it and just replaced the front brakes. It just goes and goes. We deep sixed the Airstream supplied table ( too heavy and it wobbles) fabricated a custom filler piece to allow making up the bed (we have the so-called mid bath model with a queen bed in back) Also had added a couple of fold down shelves and numerous other add ons including passenger seat swivel and improved privacy arrangement as the Airstream supplied curtain is pretty tacky. On long trips we tow a small 4x6 enclosed utility trailer (painted to match the Interstate color scheme) which allows us to take bikes, kayaks and other bulky stuff.
Based on our experience would recommend getting one. Our mpg is always in the 21-24 range.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #16
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Interstate 20.

Boy do I need to talk to you. We have the 07 Interstate, except we have the rear bath model, and we continue to love it. I am currently writing you from Urban in in Eaton Rapids, Mi. I have tried unsuccessfully to add a swiveler to the front passenger seat. The battery underneath the seat does not allow me the proper clearance to add the swiveler. Could you, please tell me how you did it?

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Old 10-05-2014, 05:23 PM   #17
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Good luck with the 2007.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:24 PM   #18
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Good luck with the 2007. I previously had one. Check the house batteries and turbo resonator as previously mentioned. Also, I would double check the grey tank for leakage. Google grey tank leak and a few issues may come up. Also, the original build did not have an invertor or solar panel which is standard on the new models.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:31 AM   #19
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Very interesting, Turtle. I have had to replace the gray tank and have the entire Interstate replumbed because of a gray water leak costing me well over $2000 and an entire lost summer with the van sitting at Camping World. I do believe that Camping World took advantage of the situation to optimize their profit, however. It seems to be solid now, except for a dump valve issue which is another story.
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Spacers under the seat mount will allow the use of the swivel. Jim
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Very interesting, Turtle. I have had to replace the gray tank and have the entire Interstate replumbed because of a gray water leak costing me well over $2000 and an entire lost summer with the van sitting at Camping World. I do believe that Camping World took advantage of the situation to optimize their profit, however. It seems to be solid now, except for a dump valve issue which is another story.
This is a back-fill entry to this thread which I only discovered yesterday (Feb 2016) while searching the current re-sale market for T1N Interstates. The thread was launched shortly before I joined Air Forums in late 2014 and I hadn't seen it before yesterday.

Chatooga, I'm not sure if you still own your Interstate, but I think that $2,000 was probably a fair market price for the repairs that you describe. My husband and I had to DIY that same complete re-plumbing of both gray and partial black water systems on our 2007 Interstate. It was a difficult, time-consuming job. Many Interstate owners of that model year, and perhaps other model years, either had to pay for similar repairs, or if they were lucky, they had them done before their warranties ran out. Complete fracturing of the gray water plumbing, to the point where the gray tank physically broke free, was a well-known problem of the time.

I have a blog category devoted to the repairs and replacements that we had to make after we bought our low-mileage 2007 Interstate (about 26,000 miles at purchase). If this thread really is pulling up during prospective buyers' Google searches, then I want those buyers to have access to this information. I don't want them to make the same mistake we did and simply assume that a low-mileage Airstream MH must be good quality by definition, and therefore no expenses should be anticipated.

http://www.interstateblog.blogspot.c.../label/REPAIRS
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